Ain't She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Sugar Beth Carey's come again to Parrish, Mississippi, and she's introduced her recognition for wreaking havoc together with her. She's broke, determined, and too proud to teach it, in spite of her outdated enemies lining up for an opportunity to get even. Her former girlfriends have their eyebrow pencils sharpened into deadly issues. Winnie Davis, her longtime rival, is absolutely armed with the cash, energy, and status that had as soon as been Sugar Beth's. yet worst of all is Colin Byrne, the guy whose occupation Sugar Beth had destroyed -- and never precisely by chance. Now Colin's a recognized novelist residing in Sugar Beth's outdated mansion, and this contemporary day darkish prince is utilizing his writer's mind's eye to determine find out how to deliver the town's attractive former princess to her knees. yet regardless of her sassy mouth, feisty spirit, and hardheaded methods, Sugar Beth's now not the spoiled wealthy woman all of them take into accout. No, now she's a girl to be reckoned with ... and a good huge reckonin' is set to ensue, now not least of all in favour of one darkish prince who could -- simply may -- be considering falling in love with the wickedest lady on the town. Ain't She candy? A humorous, heartwarming, oh-so-spicy tale of affection, friendship, and the potential for happily-ever-after.

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He had deep-set jade-colored eyes and a long, narrow face broken by sharp cheekbones with comma-shaped hollows beneath. The tails of those commas curled toward a thin, unsmiling mouth. He had the face of a dandy, vaguely effete, or it would have been were it not for his nose, which was huge—long and bony, aristocratic, and vastly ugly, yet perfectly at home on his face. He wore a purple velvet smoking jacket as casually as another man would have worn a sweatshirt. A pair of black silk drawstring pajama bottoms completed his outfit, along with slippers that had scarlet Chinese symbols across the toes.

Soon. ” Heidi’s teddy bear earrings bobbled. ” “No kidding. ” “This afternoon. ” Phil stared at them for a moment, then shook his head and disappeared to pass the word to the other men. The women set to work, and for a few minutes silence reigned as each fell victim to her own thoughts. Winnie’s were bitter. When they were growing up, Sugar Beth Carey had possessed everything Winnie wanted: beauty, popularity, self-confidence, and Ryan Galantine. Winnie, on the other hand, had only one thing Sugar Beth wanted.

Now, she dropped the curtain and turned away to feed her disagreeable dog. Colin Byrne stood at the window of the second-floor master bedroom of Frenchman’s Bride. His appearance conveyed the brooding elegance of a man from another time period, the English Regency perhaps, or any era in which quizzing glasses, snuffboxes, and drawing rooms figured prominently. He had deep-set jade-colored eyes and a long, narrow face broken by sharp cheekbones with comma-shaped hollows beneath. The tails of those commas curled toward a thin, unsmiling mouth.

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